From the Anaheim Colony to CtrCity Anaheim: Exploring the Past, Present and Future of Downtown Anaheim

APA California Chapter, Orange Section


Friday, November 4, 2016
11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. PDT

Anaheim, CA, United States

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The Orange Section of APA California is pleased to present its inaugural historical symposium. Focusing on Downtown Anaheim, the inaugural symposium will explore the history of the built environment in the area. Beginning with the founding of the Anaheim Colony, through the redevelopment of the commercial core and ending with a discussion on the City’s recent and future revitalization efforts, our select panel of historians and experts will guide us through the past and help us understand how CtrCity Anaheim is flourishing once again in Orange County.  Participants will gain an understanding of the history of the built environment in Downtown Anaheim; of the urban renewal movement of the mid-20th century; of Anaheim’s early historic preservation movement; and of Anaheim’s current and future revitalization efforts.



Jane Newell

Confirmed Speaker

Jane Newell is the Heritage Services Manager for the Anaheim Public Library. She has two Master degrees, one in Library and Information Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and the second in Archives and Museum Management from Duquesne University. She joined the Anaheim Public Library in ... Read More

John Woodhead

Confirmed Speaker

John Woodhead is the Director of the City of Anaheim’s Community & Economic Development Department. In that capacity, he also serves as the Executive Director of the Anaheim Housing Authority, the former Anaheim Redevelopment Agency, and spearheads economic development activity in the City. John’s responsibilities include managing a budget ... Read More

Elisa Stipkovich

Confirmed Speaker

Elisa Stipkovich served as Executive Director of Community Development for the City of Anaheim, CA for 23 years where she managed a professional staff of 130 personnel with budgetary responsibility of $180,000,000 per annum. She has worked in the field of Community development for over 37 years and ... Read More

Steven Preston, FAICP

Confirmed Speaker

Steven A. Preston, FAICP retires this year following eight years as city manager of San Gabriel, California. San Gabriel has received several awards for its planning and redevelopment programs under his leadership. Prior to joining San Gabriel he served in the communities of La Verne and Glendale, California, and worked ... Read More

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